Motherships and Satellites: The New Generation
To survive in the recording studio industry of today you must be sophisticated and have the talent to manage a business, whether you do it yourself or hire someone. There are motherships and satellites, and those midlevel studios in between. The big guys and the project studios have defined their niches. If you don't recognize their boundaries and understand their niche philosophies, you will probably get in trouble with one of these groups, in one way or another, as you inadvertently try to compete with them.
A “mothership” is a leading one-stop recording/postproduction professional service company in any geographically defined market. These are the big guys, and we all know who they are. A “satellite” ...